Cell phone, laptop, mp3 player and tablet: most people have multiple gadgets plugged in at one time, and all the cords can create an unsightly desktop mess. Luckily, there are many cute and clever ways to organize the chaos and streamline your work space.

1. Use a Basket

Hang a basket under your desk to keep your surge protector hidden and off the floor.

2. Shoe Box Charging Station

Create a charging station from an old shoe box and cover it with paper that coordinates with your office decor.

3. Use Zip Ties

Bundle cords together with zip ties before tucking them out of sight and behind furniture.

4. Embrace the Space

Make an easy no-sew cord cover to turn your unsightly electrical cords into an attractive design element by choosing fabric to match your space.